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Homeless children – new guidance

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families have issued new guidance to local housing authorities and local social services authorities on housing obligations owed to 16 and 17...

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Leasehold update

We here at NL pride ourselves on providing comprehensive coverage of housing law (or, at least as comprehensive as six people who do this in their spare time can be) and that includes updates on leasehold property related matters. So, without further...

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Birmingham v’s the boy racers

Birmingham City Council v Persons Unknown - 0BM70352 (noted by way of Arden Chambers Eflash) is a successful attempt by a local authority to distinguish the decision in Birmingham CC v Shafi [2008] EWCA Civ 1186; [2009] 1 WLR 1961; [2009] HLR 25 (our note...

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Don’t forget to file and serve…

Cadogan v Chehab [2009] EWHC 3297 (Admin), (only available on Casetrack) is noted in the current edition of Legal Action, but, so far as I can tell, hasn't been picked up anywhere else. It's only worthy of a short note though, which is set out below. Chehab...

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The famous five

News reaches us here at NL towers about five gateway B cases that are due to be heard shortly. Apparently some or all of the authorities (Manchester, Birmingham, Hounslow, Leeds and Salford), together with the government, were trying to get the cases...

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‘Ard en fast rule*

James v Birmingham City Council [2010] EWHC 282 (Admin) is a further dispute about the power of the court to vary an ASBO. A magistrates court may make and ASBO against any person over the age of 10 if it can be proved (to the criminal standard of proof,...

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One for the surveyors…

Re Flat 3, 49-51 Cheval Place, London, SW7 1EW LRA/123/2009 Certain qualifying tenants of flats are, pursuant to the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993, entitled to acquire an extended lease of their flat in exchange for a statutorily...

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